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The Rundown - September 5

RFE In The Media
# Shaheen Buneri on rebuilding Pakistan's Swat Valley for "Newsline"
# "Right Of Return" - James Kirchick, "Tablet"
# "KBOI" and "KLPW" cite RFE reporting on the Georgiy Gongadze murder

International Press Review

# The Bushehr nuclear plant is now plugged in to the Iranian power grid
# Philip Howard on shutting down the internet in Iran

# "The Wall Street Journal" on poor care and corruption in Afghan hospitals
# Elders from Pakistan are trying to negotiate the release of kidnapped teenagers

# Russia and Tajikistan reached an agreement on Russian troops in the country

Broadcast Region
# The "Christian Science Monitor" on Pakistani journalists funded by the State Dept.
# "The Washington Post" reports on high-profile exiles returning to Iraq
# "India's Central Asia Soft Power" - Joshua Kucera, "The Diplomat"
# "Yanukovych's Gamble Could Backfire" - Yevgeny Kiselyov, "Moscow Times"

Of Interest
# New documents show CIA and MI6 cooperation with the Gadhafi regime
# "Spiegel" interviews Christine Lagarde
# Steve Buttry on digital publishing guidelines at "The Washington Post"

U.S. Politics/Foreign Policy
# "A Successful Post-Bush Foreign Policy" - David Ignatius, "The Washington Post"
# "NPR" interviews David Ensor
# "The Great Bank Robbery" - Taleb & Spitznagel, "Project Syndicate"
# The "PBS Newshour" analysis of Shields and Brooks